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Construction Surge Seen for 2015

U.S. public-works projects will rebound and manufacturing plant construction will remain strong amid a generally robust year for construction starts, according to a major new industry foreca...


Coating Boasts a Power Plant Boost

A new nano-engineered coating for power plants has the potential to save millions of dollars in fuel costs and avert thousands of tons of carbon dioxide emissions, its developers at MIT say.


Paint Protects Hot Substrates from CUI

PPG Industries’ protective and marine coatings business has launched a high-temperature coating to protect substrates from corrosion under insulation.


PA Orders Vast Impoundment Closed

The largest coal ash impoundment in the United States is officially on borrowed time.


Powerful 2nd Act for Nazi Bunker

Seventy years after its service to Germany's Third Reich, an air-raid bunker in Hamburg has morphed into an energy plant serving thousands of homes.


PPG to Acquire Hi-Temp Coatings

PPG Industries will reach deeper into the petrochemical and other industrial markets with the acquisition of Hi-Temp Coatings Technology Co., Inc., the Pittsburgh-based company announced Mon...


JPCL Releases 5 New Coatings eBooks

Free technical guidance on choosing and buying coatings for a variety of structures and environments is the focus of five new eBooks published by JPCL: Journal of Protective Coatings & Linin...


GC, 5 Subs Fined on Power Plant Project

From shaky scaffolding to lead-paint hazards, more than 30 jobsite violations have landed six contractors from five states in trouble with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.


4 Firms Cited in Death at Nuke Plant

Facility owners, managers and contractors alike are being held responsible for a crane collapse that killed one worker and injured eight others at Arkansas's Nuclear One Power Plant in March...


More Cracks Found at Nuke Plant

The owner of an Ohio nuclear plant with a cracked concrete shield building says that it has found new cracks in the structure and that some of the old cracks have lengthened.


Report: Coatings Need Novel Solutions

Developing new technology for harsh environments will be key in the future of the protective and marine markets in North America and Europe, new research says.


EPA: Plants Ducked Years of Permits

Federal regulators have filed suit against Oklahoma Gas and Electric, alleging that the utility ignored permit laws for more than $60 million in power plant upgrades that date back a decade.


New Nanomyte Coating Made for Metal

NEI Corp. has launched a hydrophobic coating designed specifically for metal surfaces in several industrial applications.


New eBooks Guide Plant Coatings

Free technical guidance on coatings for power and wastewater plants is the focus of two new eBooks published by JPCL.


EPA to Curb Power Plant Water Toxins

Under orders from the federal courts to act, the Environmental Protection Agency has proposed the first-ever limits on toxic metals discharged into waterways by U.S. power plants.


Foreign Control of Plants on Agenda

A June 19 public meeting is being held by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to seek comment on foreign ownership of nuclear power plants.


Settlements Seen in Painters’ Deaths

A coating contractor and Colorado utility implicated in the 2007 deaths of five painters are reportedly close to settling federal safety cases for reduced amounts.


ASTM Updates Nuclear Coating Standards

Nuclear coatings performance monitoring, inspection training, and specialist qualifications are the focus of three newly revised standards by ASTM International.


Plant Collapse Kills 1, Injures 1

One worker has died and another has been injured after the collapse of a coal-fired power plant being demolished in Pampa, TX.


Roof, Walls Collapse at Chernobyl Plant

Heavy snow accumulation has caused the collapse of a large section of roof at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, but country officials insist that the site of the world's worst nu...


EPA Rule Could Put Out 15 GA Plants

More than a dozen power plants in Georgia could be out of commission soon after the approval of a new federal rule regulating mercury and toxic air goes into effect.


$508K Tower Coating Awarded in FL

A Tampa, FL, painting contractor has been awarded a $508,250 contract to clean and recoat utility absorption towers within St. Johns River Power Park (SJRPP), in Jacksonville.


Hempel Patents 2-Coat Protection

Coating maker Hempel has gained a patent for its two-coat, low-solvent protective paint system for refineries, the chemical industry, power generation, infrastructure projects and wind turbi...


Brushes Made for Safer Application

New Habit Inc. has introduced a series of ergonomically designed, long-handled brushes aimed at safer, faster, more comfortable application of protective coatings.


PPG, Hi-Temp Make Distribution Deal

PPG Industries’ protective and marine coatings business (PMC) has signed a global distribution agreement with Hi-Temp Coatings Technology Co. for select Hi-Temp® branded products.


New Midway Mission: Get the Lead Out

Completing a historic transition “from bullets to birds,” the U.S. has agreed to clean up lead-based paint, asbestos and other waste that is killing thousands of endangered seafowl each year...


50-Foot Fall Kills Worker at Power Plant

A 50-foot fall from an aerial lift basket has claimed the life of a subcontractor’s employee at an old Pacific Gas & Electric Co. plant in Bakersfield, CA.


Aremco Colors High-Temp Protection

Aremco has introduced colorful options for anti-corrosion coatings, to identify and protect large aluminum and steel structures up to 1100°F.


Global Infrastructure Facing $5T Gap

Global demand for infrastructure projects will near the $10 trillion mark by 2015, but the money to pay for it is unlikely to meet even half that need, a new study reports.


PG&E to Pay $3.6M in Chromium 6 Case

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has agreed to pay a $3.6 million fine for allowing a poisonous plume of Hexavalent Chromium-contaminated groundwater to continue its spread near Hinkley, CA.


Free JPCL eBooks Focus On Protective Coatings

JPCL: Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings has launched a new series of free eBooks with eight titles on bridge coating systems, coatings for petrochem plants, and other industry-specifi...


Company Fined $7,300 in Fatal Collapse

A New York demolition contractor will pay a $7,300 fine in the catastrophic collapse of a Florida power plant that killed a 65-year-old welder last summer.


For Power Plants, Decision Time on HAPs

Dozens of older U.S. power plants will have to clean up or shut down under the first-ever national standards aimed at reducing their toxic air pollutant emissions.


RPI Plea Deal: Probation, $1.65M Payout

RPI Coating Inc. will pay $1.65 million and accept five years of probation as part of a plea bargain in the deaths of five of its painters trapped underground by fire in 2007.


ERS Inks Distribution Deal, Expands Team

Engineered Resin Solutions has signed a deal with ErgonArmor to sell ERS NovoCoat throughout the Eastern U.S. and Caribbean, expanding the young company’s presence in refineries and plants t...


Quake-Jolted Reactors Restarting in VA

With approval from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Dominion Virginia Power is restarting two nuclear reactors that shut down near the epicenter of the East Coast Earthquake in August.


Bids Invited for Power Plant Painting

The City of Burbank, CA, will accept bids Nov. 10 for coating and related work on the Magnolia Power Project (MPP), which opened in 2005.


JPCL Issues 2011 Coatings Buying Guide

JPCL has just published its 24th annual Coatings Systems Buying Guide, featuring more than 5,200 recommendations for protective and marine coating and lining systems provided by more ...


Quake Risk Rising for Nuclear Plants

U.S. nuclear plants are at far greater risk from earthquakes than previously thought, with one-quarter of reactors in likely need of safety modifications, according to an Associated Press an...


JPCL to Launch Coating e-Book Series

JPCL: Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings will expand its veteran coatings buying guide this fall into a new series of 10 eBooks featuring selection and specifying advice for uni...


Jotun China Forging Cross-Border Projects

Jotun India and Jotun China have secured a contract to provide coatings for the Reliance Sasan 6 x 660 MW Ultra Mega Power (UMPP) Project—the first coal-based UMPP project in India and the l...


Bids Sought for $150K Substation Job

The Eugene (OR) Water & Electric Board will accept bids July 14 for lead abatement, cleaning and painting services on several substations—a contract valued at up to $150,000.


Doomed FL Worker Had Warned Off Others

A welder working to dismantle a seven-story power plant “sensed something wasn’t right” and yelled for co-workers—including his own son—to evacuate, just before the structure collapsed aroun...


Hopes Dim for Trapped FL Worker

Workers said they were close Monday to recovering the body of a contractor trapped almost four days in the rubble of a seven-story Florida power plant that collapsed unexpectedly.


Prosecutor: Xcel Knew Of Tunnel Safety Issues

Xcel Energy Co. knew of workplace safety violations in the area where five painters later died, yet chose the low-bid proposal by their employer, RPI Coating Inc., over another company with ...


Trial Begins in Deaths of 5 Painters

Federal criminal proceedings have begun in Denver against Xcel Energy Co. in the deaths of five men killed in a fire at the Cabin Creek hydroelectric plant in 2007.


CA Powerplant Painting Up for Bid

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation will accept bids June 9 for cleaning and coating on California’s Stampede Power Plant and Switchyard—a painting contract estimated at $100,000 to $250,000.


$3B+ Deal to Upgrade 11 Power Plants

The Tennessee Valley Authority will pay $3 billion to $5 billion to improve pollution controls on 11 coal-fired plants in three states, under a federal agreement announced Thursday (April 14...


NE Power Station Painting Up for Bid

The City of Grand Island, NE, will accept bids April 7 for painting, lead abatement and related work on a combustion turbine enclosure at the Burdick Generating Station.


EPA 2010: 20K+ Inspections, $12.1B Polluter Tab

Aggressive federal enforcement of VOCs, surface coating emissions, wastewater, lead and other environmental issues cost companies more than $110 million in penalties and about $12 billion in...


Turner Coatings Awarded Plant Painting Projects

The City of Lakeland, FL, has awarded Turner Coatings Inc. of Mulberry, FL, a $461,706 contract to recoat the exterior surfaces of various structures at the C.D. McIntosh Jr. Power Plant and...


OSHA Sets $16.6M Fine in Blast, But Won’t Ban Risky Practice

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed $16.6 million in fines against 17 contractors for a power-plant explosion that killed six people in February, but the agency ha...


Spensieri Wins McIntosh Power Plant Project

Spensieri Diversified, LLC, of Haines City, FL, recently secured a contract of $200,100 from the City of Lakeland, FL, to recoat tanks and appurtenances at McIntosh Power Plant.


Cavallo to Present SSPC-JPCL Webinar on Nuclear Coatings

Jon Cavallo, recent winner of the ASTM Award of Merit, will present the SSPC-JPCL Education Series Webinar, “Nuclear Coatings,” on Wednesday, July 21 from 11 a.m. to noon. The program...


OCCI Wins Hydroelectric Facility Repair Project

OCCI, Inc. of Fulton, MO, secured a contract of $549,133 from the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, to perform inspection and repair work on hydraulic steel struct...


 
 
   

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